The Special One is back!
Jose Mourinho has been handed the reins at Spurs after the club sacked Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday night.
The North London side have been in dreadful form this season and currently sit 14th in the Premier League table, while a host of first-team stars have under-performed amidst rumours of unrest and a collective lack of faith in the Argentinian’s methods.
But now that Jose’s in the hot seat, we imagine quite a few of their blundersome players will up their game for the new boss.
So which ones should you consider bringing into your Dream Team?
After Man United beat Ajax in the 2017 Europa League final, Mourinho — back then the manager of the Red Devils — admitted that he saw Sanchez as the weak-link in their opponent’s defence and instructed United’s players to target him.
Two-and-a-half years later, Jose is now the manager at Spurs and Sanchez is one of his defenders.
But with his experience in the Premier League over the last couple of years, combined with his pace and aggressive style of defending, Sanchez could become a main-player under the Special One — in the same way Eric Bailly was at United during Mourinho’s first year at Old Trafford.
Giovani Lo Celso
Spurs fans have yet to see the best of Lo Celso since his big move from Real Betis.
The Argentinian came off the bench in three of Spurs’ early-season fixtures but then picked up a hip injury on international duty, which kept him out of action until the end of October.
Since then, he’s netted one goal — in the 4-0 triumph over Red Star — and started in the draw against Sheffield United, picking up 8 points in total on Dream Team.
But the midfielder is mooted as a potential replacement for Christian Eriksen and Mourinho will be desperate to bed him in this season for when the Dane inevitably leaves on a free transfer in the summer.
Could Ndombele be the Matic figure in Mourinho’s midfield?
The Special One would certainly hope the Frenchman could be moulded into the perfect blend of bruiser and ballet dancer, in a similar way Mousa Dembele was for Spurs a few years ago.
Of course, he could face competition from the likes of Harry Winks, and even Eric Dier, but has been one of the club’s better performers in terms of Dream Team points scored this season, with 33 to his name so far.
The appointment of Mourinho could be a pivotal moment in Alli’s career.
A recent run of bad form and niggling injuries has seen him in and out of Spurs’ squad this season and even dropped from the England squad; a far cry from the player who was once seen as the ‘next Frank Lampard’.
Mourinho could well be the man to rejuvenate his stagnating run, as he’d be perfect for the No10 role if the Special One decides to go with a 4-2-3-1 formation.
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